The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. The Research Unit is an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. This cross-disciplinary project involves artists, designers and programmers and is developed in dialogue with the Libre Graphics community.

The Libre Graphics Research Unit works around four interconnected threads:

Around each thread we organise Research meetings and commissions. We host workshops, a physical workstation and a conference. The LGRU Reader brings all four threads together.

LGRU.net - research thread: Uncategorized

Books with an attitude

The Libre Graphics Research Unit presents Books with an attitude, an exhibition of printed books made with Libre digital tools. This exhibition includes Libre bookdesign and typography from all over Europe, demonstrating how content, aesthetics and Libre tools can play together.

The exhibition will be opened by Manuel Schmalstieg of Greyscale Press (Geneva) Exhibition design and curation: Manufactura Independente (Porto)

Maus Habitos Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º 4000-382 Porto 22 -> 31 May 2013

LGRU.net - research thread: Research meetings

The Libre Graphics Research Unit in Porto

From 22 to 25 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project. Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habitos we will present and discuss all work that was developed in the context of the Research Unit: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, the Future Tools event, Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a reader for designers and developers, and  Continue Reading »

LGRU.net - research thread: Abstracting Craft, Co-position, Networked Graphics, Piksels and Lines

Commissions

At the core of the LGRU-project is a series of research commissions that allowed artists and software developers to work together on projects that creatively re-think the way practice and tools interact. The results of this work are currently under review, but you can already enjoy some of the results here.

From: PIKSEL

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Biohack-Bohemia

Det er glinsende gelégreier på bordene, folk lager krystaller og setter fisk på telefonen. Alt har kabler stikkende ut av seg, selv planter, og man kan røyke inne.
From http://www.studvest.no/biohack-bohemia/

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APODIO OPEN workshop

APODIO OPEN CALL for participants Romain Papion APODIO is a free computer operating system towards artists and new designers, alternativeRead the Rest…

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Pure Data Synthesizer OPEN workshop

Servando Barreiro In this workshop, among other more advanced things, the attendants are going to learn the basic building blocksRead the Rest…

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Volunteers! Join our team!!

Would you perhaps like to be our art exhibition assistant? Are you great at selling tickets, distributing information, or handlingRead the Rest…

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DECIPHERING RANDOMNESS, OPEN Worskshop

DECIPHERING RANDOMNESS, OPEN Worskshop Workshop poses fundamental questions concerning the working of human brain and randomness. It is intended forRead the Rest…

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PiksteriaLab – Open LAB

PIKSTERIA LAB – OPEN CALL to participants Bring your own ideas, interests, knowledge and tools. 10-15th november – Bergen KjottRead the Rest…

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Piksel14 be\O/art

Get infected, be the cure, be\O/art PIKSEL14 – Be\O/Art embraces the organic and biological, linking it to free and openRead the Rest…

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Get infected, be the cure, be\O/art

Press Note Piksel is an annual festival for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware andRead the Rest…

From: Future Tools ✁

making tools that punch holes into walls

Interesting discussion on whether or not cultural organisations should ‘oblige’ artists to work with free licenses (thread starts with http://nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-1406/msg00018.html): “In the end, free culture has been an essential step and great opportunity to sync all sorts of individuals, groups and communities who would probably not have connected with each others, and maybe the recruiting [...]

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Piksel 13 || RIOT streams

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Piksel13 || RIOT

The 11th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies – Exhibitions – workshops – live art – presentationsRead the Rest…

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